Are you sure...You want to leave this page?

@fwidman (11519)
United States
July 28, 2009 12:59am CST
As monotonous as clicking those PTC ads can be, even more monotonous, and silly, are these windows that pop up (even with pop up blocker turned on)that ask you if you really want to leave their page. I guess they think that if it's good enough for Microsoft, it's good enough for them. Of course, I want to leave the page. That's why I clicked the little box to close the window I mean, if I accidentally close a browser window how hard is it to get it back? I either have that page bookmarked or I can just type control H and look at the history and get it from there. Why do these people amke it so silly to leave their pages? I'm waiting for the day a new box comes up and asks me why I want to leave so I can type in silly things like "Because the voices in my head tell me this site is evil" Do these pop up gizmos bother you? Aren't you thrilled to death that some engineer type person thought them up?
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@srganesh (6349)
• India
28 Jul 09
Yes!I too feel fed up when seeing such pop up boxes.I think they have some timer set so that the pop up will emerge automatically.Else that can be a trick to attract your attention more.Either way,I hate it too.Even though there are more possible ways to get the page again,I think they are still following some old programs.Cheers!
• United States
28 Jul 09
it probably does boost the sign up rate a small fraction and with millions of views that can be alot of people
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@fwidman (11519)
• United States
28 Jul 09
It could be worse I guess. It could say "your computer is now infected"
• United States
28 Jul 09
i've got that one too.
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• United States
28 Jul 09
Yes, let me leave damn it!!! Are you sure? Yes, yes, Yes :)
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@fwidman (11519)
• United States
28 Jul 09
I agree! It just seems rather dumb to me that they have to ask
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• United States
28 Jul 09
ya they usually ask twice, this is a big deal on auto surf programs which i sometimes us to boost my alexa rank on my blog (on profile if you want to check it out) i sometimes let the auto surf go on it's own i know i'm not sappose to do that but i'm sure everyone does then i come back to my computer only to find one of those messages stalled the site after only a few pages. frustrating. these sites should be banned as popup sites. feel free to send any interesting sites my way :) untill next time, francisco
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• United States
28 Jul 09
These type of pop-ups can be very irritating, especially when you have go through the procedure numerous times before it finally does go away.
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@fwidman (11519)
• United States
28 Jul 09
I just had to close the entire browswer because the stupid little pop up got stuck
@Rose2798 (359)
• United States
30 Jul 09
Sometimes with that agent thing, I say I'll buy the product if they say a color, but they just go on and on about this is "NOTHING LIKE YOU'VE EVER SEEN" and "This WILL get you money. You won't be able to sleep if you don't try this amazing offer RISK-FREE NOW".
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@fwidman (11519)
• United States
30 Jul 09
If the money making opportunity was as good as they claim, they'd all be sitting at home making money themselves LOL
• United States
28 Jul 09
Hi fwidman...I know what you mean. I hate to get the ones that say a live associate is waiting to speak to you..like what is he going to do put his voice threw my computer without the sake of a microphone..lol..I mean come on..how can they be live and in a computer at the same time. And how do I know that it is a live person and not some tinhead pretending to be a human... I wish the pop up would judt do it's job and block all of them and the ones that do get threw I wish we had a way to annoy them like they do us. flutter
• United States
28 Jul 09
Oh fwidman that would be so much fun if we could do that...I bet it would cease some of this clutter that just pops up out od nowhere...LOL...I was just congratulated for winning a nintendo wii...I guess that is about 10 of those I have won so far this week and have yet to receive one..Guess they can't afford the postage to send them out to the winners...LOL flutterby
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@fwidman (11519)
• United States
29 Jul 09
If they could, we could all go into the Wii selling business LOL
@EliteUser (3971)
• Australia
11 Sep 09
Hello, Yea I hate it when that appears. Like 'of course I want to leave the page, hurry up, stop wasting my time'. That is probably what I say, it just really annoys me. Well...at least they are persistent. Make sure you have a good day, Happy Lotting!!
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@fwidman (11519)
• United States
11 Sep 09
Happy mylotting to you too
@patofgold23 (5075)
• Philippines
30 Jul 09
of course I want to leave their page, their so annoying lolz!
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• United States
30 Jul 09
Do I want to leave this page, yes, I'm not sure how I got on to it in the first place. Do you want me to leave this page, are you lonely? I guess they think you are missing out on some free junk or something.
@fwidman (11519)
• United States
30 Jul 09
Maybe we should all talk to the "live person" when those windows pop up and tell them a miserable tale of loneliness and suffering
@dawnald (83972)
• Shingle Springs, California
29 Jul 09
May the fleas of a thousand camels infest that engineer's armpits! Does that answer your question?
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@fwidman (11519)
• United States
29 Jul 09
That would surely be a lot of fleas!
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